THE PLAYERS 2020: The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of THE PLAYERS, 2020 Edition. Daily fantasy golf analysis for this week’s DFS slate to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on DraftKings.

Welcome to The Primer column for THE PLAYERS! We are here to help you build your DFS lineups for FanDuel, DraftKings or whatever other sites you choose to play on (this article does have a DraftKings bias though).

Last Week’s Results:

  • Rory McIlroy – T5
  • Patrick Reed – T15
  • Collin Morikawa – T9
  • Viktor Hovland – T42
  • Rory Sabbatini – T47

The Best of the Best

  • Dustin Johnson – $10,000

DJ continues to fly under the radar when compared with some of the other top calibre golfers when it comes to pricing – but I have no problem continuing to load up on exposure to DJ while he is priced around the $10k mark.  He has yet to find his stride compared with his historical prowess, but I think that now that we are getting into some of the bigger tournaments on the schedule this year, I fully expect DJ to be at, or among the top handful of golfers on tour.  This price is a steal, and I have no problem locking and loading him into my line-ups, even though he has been pedestrian in his last three tournaments.

  • Bryson DeChambeau – $9,100

DeChambeau comes into this one on fire, with three straight top 5 finishes – and I expect him to be a popular option this week with the matches.  The price point is fantastic, and you can easily fit him in with another high priced option this week.  I like his chances of continuing his strong recent form, and I would be surprised if he isn’t in the mix as we roll into the weekend at the 2020 THE PLAYERS.

The Next Tier

  • Gary Woodland – $8,300

An elite ball-striker, I love to roster Woodland when he is priced down in events that have an elite player field.  He has only missed one cut since the PGA calendar rolled over into the official new year for the PGA season in the fall – and as much as you can in the PGA world, is a lock to make it around for the weekend.  He has won elite field events in the past and has shown that he has the ability to do just that.  When you layer in a very high probability of playing into the weekend in combination with a high ceiling and ability to finish at or near the top of the leaderboard, and there is a lot of potential for a solid DKP performance at this price point.

  • Tyrrell Hatton, $7,400

I normally like to fade guys fresh off a win, especially when priced this cheap, but Hatton is a guy that I’ve liked for a few years, and I really think he has the skillset to be a major contender on tour for years to come.  I expect him to ride the wave into this weekend, and at this price point, he is as close to a free square as you can get in a volatile sport like PGA.  For those of you that like to fade the free square tout play, there you go – here’s your spot…but I have no problem eating some chalk here, hoping that we see him carry over what we saw during the Arnold Palmer!

Do Not Forget About…

  • Lanto Griffin, $7,100

I find that golfers that are on good runs in lower quality field events tend to be rather ignored when it comes to the time that THE PLAYERS rolls around, and Griffin fits that bill perfectly.  He has made four straight cuts and is in my opinion is a golfer that is going to be relevant in the years to come.  I don’t expect him to be too popular with the masses, but I liked what I saw from him last week at the Arnold Palmer on a course that played very tough – he was able to navigate his way into the weekend, and I expect him to do more of the same this week against the great field that will be teeing it up this weekend.

Here’s to hoping it’s a good one for you as we truck on through the PGA season!  If you have any questions at all, you can find me on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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